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Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am sure you heard it....

the squealing around 11:30 AM?? that was ME!

My friend Candy and I went Estate Saleing....and I found a treasure. At least it is a treasure for me!

This "trunk" type box. It was used to mail parcels. I was so excited....





Original label still on it!

These were the stamps and the date 1949 of its last mailing. Look at the metal casing....

33 cents to mail a package! Today...almost $33.00

This was from and to.....

The strapping is perfect. I just love this kind of "thing". Plus, I can use it for storage....

I had such a fun time and yes, I did buy some other things...a couple which will be part of a giveaway for my 400th post in the future!

The only down side??? I AM TIRED!

Remember to check out the other Show and Tell's at Cindy's.

39 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I would have been squealing like a sissy girl for sure...WOW!! what a great find my friend...now you do have my address if you get tired of it ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, what a fabulous find. I can't believe it. Still with the original mailing address and the stamps. It is just wonderful. I am so thrilled for you. What a super find. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Julie Harward said...

Oh. I love it! I would be tempted to put it in a gathering room as part of an end table..what a treasure! Come say hi :D

A Hint of Home said...

I love old things that have names, addresses, postage, etc. What a great find. Are you putting it up above the entertainment center?
The straps look new.
What a difference the cost of mailing a package today. Whew!
Get some rest and feel better.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a neat box/trunk, Ceekay! What a find! And I'm sorry to hear that you're tired. Get plenty of rest tonight.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mevely317 said...

Oh my gosh, Cee-Kay ... I have its twin in my guest-room closet! I think mine began life at my grandparents, then accompanied me to summer camp ... college ... etc.
One of those things I just take for granted. Perhaps I should look again?

Stacey said...

That's the kind of treasure we all wish we could find. Great job!

Heather said...

wow, what a cool find! very awesome. how neat is it that is still has the original mailing address and stamps too.

Kathy said...

Awesome!...Kat

tales from an oc cottage said...

THAT is the coolest thing EVER! I am soooooooo jealous!

m ^..^

Adrienne said...

Oh Lord - how I love boxes...

We used to live in Sedona so we were almost neighbors...

Diann said...

Oh Ceekay!!! What a fantastic find! LOVE IT!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I love it! That is one of the coolest things I've seen in a very long time.

Blessings,
Kayren

Debbie said...

So cute! Since I have been blogging it is so nice to meet like minded people into treasure hunting! Please stop by and see mine:)!!~I love that I would keep it out in my LR all the time! Don't you always wonder the history? I like to think we are making our own as well!

vignette design said...

What a cool find. I love that the date is on it. What a treasure!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, that is wonderful! What a find! Love all of the details - the mailing lable, the stamps, the straps. I love to find something I really like that I can also use for storage! Try to do less squealing next time, so you won't wear yourself out! I would have been squealing too. laurie

Susan said...

Ceekay What a wonderful post!! I love anything that reminds me of days gone by.......

Mimi said...

Hi Ceekay!!!!
That is a beautiful treasure!!!! I love old vintage trunks too!!!!!
Great find and yes, I think I did hear a scream!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Rebecca said...

WONDERFUL FIND! Now...get some rest 'cause packing that great old thing up is going to take some work. You have my address...right?

xoRebecca :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic treasure. I have seen these new at Ross etc. but nothing beats the real thing!

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing....the year, 1949....well now, that rings a bell with me. My birth year. LOL

My show n tell is all about Valentine stuff this week.

HERE

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

How fun! My IL's have a alligator satchel that I would LOVE to get my hands on. I think I am going to have to wait patiently on that! What a neat find!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fabulous find! I love how intact it is.

~Tracy

Lori Kees said...

You do have teacups! I like your header on your blog. My husband nabbed an aligator suitcase when were first married, they also had the tote bag and we could only afford one, so we got the suitcase. I love it and it is sitting at the foot of our bed. We still lamment the other case, so sad to be young with no money, and old with no money too! But, now we have learned to bargain better.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I would have been squealing too! I love it!! You are one lucky girl!

Linda said...

What a great find. I love that it still has the stamps and the to-from on it. This is one time tired is good. Enjoy your new treasure...hugs, Linda

salmagundi said...

Hi CeeKay-- I used to have one of these in 1953-55 when I went to boarding school. I would send my dirty clothes home in it to my mother on Monday. She would do my laundry and ironing and send them back to me by Thursday. The whole procedure sounds so strange now, but we didn't have access to laundry facilities then. Great service that Moms provide, unh? Take care, Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have never seen one like that before. Thanks for sharing with us.

Stine in Ontario said...

You do have a treasure, I heartily agree!

Melissa Miller said...

Ceekay that is really neat! Love it and it's history. ~Pretty!

Thank you for entering my giveaway sweet friend.

~Blessings~! ~Melissa :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Thanks for stopping by Ceekay! I scrolled through your posts and saw the one of your charm bracelets! Very nice! BUT now I want an iguana charm! I love iguanas! I once rescued a pair and had them for quite a while. Very interesting pets. Really!

Have a fabulous weekend!

~ Tracy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Very cool score, Ceekay! Thanks for sharing. Get some rest now... ;-)
xoxo
Donna

thestonerabbit said...

Oh, you lucky duck!! You DID get a great buy! It sounds like you have some good plans for that box! I love old items like that, too!

I hope you have a great weekend! We're getting MORE snow tonight. :(

L, Dana

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a great find! I think the label is my favorite part!

GWENDOLYN said...

Ceekay,
What a great find. Love unexpected treasures. Hope you are doing well.
Blessings!
Gwen

linda t said...

Oh my gosh, great find Ceekay!!!
I would have gone wild too.
Can't wait to see how you display it.
Btw, I am drawn to anything from 1949. Seriously, i will find something I love and invariably it was made in 1949. I actually wore my Mom's 1949 class ring for many years.
So i was thrilled to see that the date was 1949!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Treasure you found ~ I can't even imagine shipping packages in that now a days....
cheryl

BrassWillow said...

What a great trunk!!

Roseanna said...

I know the name Shumway...I live in Rochester, NY.
They were a family owned business at one time.

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